Latest news on Stepladder of Achievement Roll-out ..
Piloting went well during 2017: the web application for Stepladder has now been live for just over one year. Young people in care are being welcomed onto the Stepladder programme from a number of local authorities as funding permits. In addition we are inviting 15-17 year olds to register directly with the support of funds which are not earmarked for specific Local Authorities.
So far young people from the following Local Authorities are benefiting: Westminster, Enfield, Kingston, Hillingdon, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea in London, Buckinghamshire, Solihull, Cumbria, Powys, Central Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Stockton-on-Tees, Norfolk, Staffordshire, Sunderland & Calderdale, Dundee, Midlothian, Leicester, Nottingham, Gwynedd, Vale of Glamorgan, Liverpool and East Sussex.
As more funding becomes available the roll-out will pick up pace during 2018.
In order for us to bring a Local Authority onto Stepladder we need:
1. Voluntary funding to provide the step payments and cost of mentoring;
2. The co-operation of the local authority including virtual head teachers, and a discussion on how they would like to see it supported in terms of mentoring;
3. The active involvement of young people eligible to take part, of course!
If you want us to fast-track your local authority, contact us at The Share Foundation: call 01296-310400.